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PREVIEW The EN Pavilion at International Confex Check out the content that will be coming to the EN Pavilion at International Confex as the show celebrates its 36th year Day 1 – 26 February 10.00-10.40 Festivalisation – how can organisers improve the visitor experience while making sure business is done on the show floor? • Orson Francescone, director of events at Haymarket (1) • Steve Scaffardi, event director at CloserStill Media (2) • Callum Gill, head of insight and innovation at drp (3) 11.00-12.00 Meet EN editor – Nicola Macdonald 14.00-14.40 The acquisition checklist – what do organisers look for in events to acquire, and how can you prepare to sell your show? • David White, managing director at Clarion Events (4) • Lee Newton, CEO of Media 10 (5) • Michael Westcott, CEO of CloserStill Media (6) • Steve Monnington, owner of Mayfield Media Strategies (7) 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 Day 2 – 27 February 10.00-10.40 11 Crisis management – preparing for the unexpected, and what to do when disaster strikes • Ken Kelling, associate director at Davies Tanner (8) • Mark Blair, divisional director at InEvexco (9) • Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming (10) • Carlo Zoccali, head of venue sales at Farnborough International (11) 11.00-12.00 Meet EN editor – Nicola Macdonald 14.00-14.40 Going solo – if you’re planning to launch your own business in the exhibition industry what do you need to know? • Mehram Sumray-Roots, founder of YADA Event Technology (12) • Sam North, founder of Inflection Point (13) • Ed Poland, founder of Hire Space (14) • Mike Seaman, MD of Raccoon Events (15) 9 10 12 13 14 15 exhibitionnews.co.uk | February 2019 37